More than 60 Trevecca students are spending this week learning, ministering and serving across the country and around the globe. Students are participating in a variety of Spring Break trips ranging from medical missions in Haiti to studying international business in Belize.
A team of four Trevecca students joined a group from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., to serve alongside ministries that fight human trafficking in Boston. Read more about the trip.
“Human trafficking is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot and have learned more about over the past couple of years,” said Sarah Miller, a Trevecca senior on the team. “I hope that our team will gain a greater understanding of the issue itself and how best to help survivors so that we can share that knowledge with others. The more awareness we can raise about the issue, the more small steps we can all take together to seek justice and to show survivors God’s love.”
Southern Culture, Music and Civil Rights Tour
More than 20 students, including a few from Eastern Nazarene College, are spending Spring Break traveling throughout the Southeast learning about civil rights, social justice and music. They’ll make stops in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama, including important Civil Rights historical sites such as Memphis’ Lorraine Motel (now home to the National Civil Rights Museum), the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. Other stops include Sun Studios, the Rosa Parks Museum, the Civil Rights Institute and the Alabama Musicians Hall of Fame.
The Trevecca women’s soccer team, led by Coach Kelsey Fenix, is in Medellin, Colombia, this week. The team will work with Missionary Athletes International and a Colombian ministry called COSDECOL to share the hope of the gospel through sports. Follow the team throughout the trip at blog.trevecca.edu/athletics.
Students involved in Dr. Roy Phillip’s Faculty-Led Academic Research Experience (FLARE) project left for Belize last week. Five students, along with Phillip and Dr. Mary Ann Meiners, will spend the week visiting the businesses they have been studying all semester. The FLARE project centers on researching the unique factors that impact business operations outside the United States.
A team of biology and exercise and sport science students left for Jinotega, Nicaragua, on Friday, March 2. During the trip, the students, led by Dr. Aaron Hall, assistant professor of exercise science, and Dr. Yanice Mendez-Fernandez, associate professor of biology, will partner with Mision Para Cristo. Centered on public health, the students’ work will focus on finding ways to prevent injury and infectious diseases in a rural population. Learn more about the trip. Trevecca men’s soccer player Caleb Wharton blogged about the trip here.
A team of Trevecca physician assistant students is currently serving in Gonaives, Haiti. They will serve the community by offering wellness checks and also minister to the children living in Emmanuel’s World Orphanage. The PA students have supported the orphanage for several years, raising money to sponsor the children who live there and provide food and shelter for them. This year, the group collected clothing to take to the children. This is the fifth consecutive year Trevecca’s PA students have ministered in Gonaives. You can follow the trip on Facebook and learn more about it here.